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20/09/2017 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday 20 September, 2017
on the Mayfield water scheme can now use their water as normal, following
Ashburton District Council’s decision to lift the Level Three water restriction
scheme’s water level has been steadily increasing since a restriction was first
put in place in October last year, and Council Assets Manager Andrew Guthrie
says it is now at a level where a restriction is no longer required.
have been working closely with residents to improve the bore water level, and
we are very pleased with the progress that has been made.
Mayfield community has been very understanding, especially given the length of
time the restriction has been in place, and I’d like to thank them for their
efforts in conserving water. I’d also encourage them to continue observing
responsible water use measures where practicable, as we want to ensure the
water level remains steady.”
October, the Mayfield water supply reached its lowest level since monitoring
began, and there were concerns the township would run out of water. In addition
to imposing a Level Four water restriction, Council also began encouraging
residents to check for water leaks around their properties and introduced water
meters to help identify any major leaks.
relaxed the Level Four restriction to a Level Three last month, and Mr Guthrie
says that although there are now no restrictions in place, Council will
continue to closely monitor the water supply, especially heading into the
Information on water restrictions in the district are available on
the Council website.